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SA History Festival exhibition

UniSA library will host several exhibitions and events during SA History Festival, May 2011, which focus on the history of the libraries and associated buildings and people. Unless otherwise stated, exhibitions are open to the public and admission is free. For further information, please Ask the Library.

City East Library, May 2011

Technical education in South Australia began in the 1870's, the School of Mines was established in 1888 and in 1991 the University of South Australia was formed. The Brookman Building has been home to most of these educational transformations. This is an opportunity to visit one of South Australia's iconic education buildings and peer into the past and view the present, to see the journey of young people pursuing their educational dreams and the aspirations of the state in building a skilled workforce.

Technology, Engineering and Innovation from tablet to tablet exhibition [Image source: UniSA Library]
Technology, Engineering and Innovation from tablet to tablet exhibition [Image source: UniSA Library]
Technology, Engineering and Innovation from tablet to tablet exhibition [Image source: UniSA Library]
Louis Laybourne Smith and Gavin Walkley : Architecture Educators exhibition [Image source: UniSA Library]
Louis Laybourne Smith and Gavin Walkley : Architecture Educators exhibition [Image source: UniSA Library]
Brookman building : Technical education to University exhibition [Image source: UniSA Library]
Brookman building : Technical education to University exhibition [Image source: UniSA Library]

City West Library, 9 - 31 May 2011

The Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture was established in 1906. Louis brought with him a small collection of books which formed the beginnings of the departmental library, later part of the Gavin Walkley Collection, established in 1976 upon his retirement as Head of the School after twenty-five years. See the works that have inspired many of today's South Australian architects.

Magill Library, May 2011

The places provided for children reflect society's attitudes towards them. ‘Reform, Fitness and Fun’ is an exhibition exploring the intersection of child development and play theories with the design of public playgrounds in South Australia. It draws on historical resources and sites from across the state and overseas.

Research for the exhibition was carried out by a multi-disciplinary team comprising child development and play specialists, historians and architects from the School of Education and the Architecture Museum at the University of South Australia (UniSA) and industry partners Oxigen Landscape Architects + Urban Designers (opens in new window) and Lady Gowrie Child Centre, (opens in new window) Adelaide.

The exhibition was first presented in 2009 in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery at UniSA and was curated through the Architecture Museum.

  • Rosemary Crowley : In conversation

Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library, 18 & 25 May 2011

Rosemary Crowley – South Australia’s first female Senator in Federal Parliament – held a distinguished career in community health, childcare, parent education, women's health and politics. Join our guided tour of the archives and the Rosemary Crowley Collection, and an informal conversation with Rosemary about her career and its links to the principles of social justice and democracy.

See the Rosemary Crowley : women’s advocate exhibition for further information.

Mawson Lakes Library, May 2011

This display for History Week SA brings together a collection of historically interesting artefacts from the University Library’s Sir Eric Neal Collection along with other items donated by the staff of the Library and University staff. Items on display will include early mechanical and electronic devices related to technological developments and innovation from the time of the clay tablet to the release of the electronic tablet.

 

 



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